"We hope, by exchange of information, to locate as many roosts as possible in Hampshire, and to persuade the public by displays, talks and so on that bats are not the macabre creatures horror films would have us believe, and that 'Bats Need Friends'." - Mike Dobson, HBG Founder (1984)

Hampshire Bat Group is a registered charity made up of volunteer members. As a partner group to the Bat Conservation Trust, we aim to promote and support bat conservation in Hampshire and to raise public awareness about these fascinating animals.  Bats need our help because their numbers have decreased drastically in recent years, mainly due to loss of habitat.

Please note that, as a matter of routine, Hampshire Bat Group does not undertake surveys for commercial purposes or to formally object to planning applications.

Recent Announcements

  • Winter Bat Survey   What do bats get up to between November and March?  They are not hibernating continuously.  We are launching a winter bat activity survey and hope that all our members will be able to take part.  Just go outside with your detector on mild, dry evenings and let us know what you discover.  Sadly we will not be able to carry out any of our usual hibernation surveys this winter, but that is no reason for us not to enjoy gathering information about our bats.  For more details, contact our County Recorder at recordshantsbats(at)gmail.com
    Posted 30 Oct 2020, 08:54 by N K
  • Our meetings 2020 to 2021   Sadly, the continuing pandemic has caused us to cancel all the meetings that we had planned for the remainder of this year. We have made provisional bookings of the Swanwick Lakes Study Centre for Tuesdays 23rd February, 23rd March and 13th April 2021 in the hope that we will be able to meet then.
    Posted 26 Sept 2020, 12:35 by N K
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Bats in your home? 
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Contact the Bat Conservation Trust helpline 0345 1300 228 
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